Between Ruins and Permanence: The Heritage in the Urbanization's Specificity of Goiás (Brazil)

Luana Nunes Martins de Lima, Everaldo Batista da Costa
2017 Athens Journal of History  
In Goiás, many cities founded in the mining cycle (colonial period) did not have their heritage recognized, restored or maintained by organs and institutions of preservation, leaving few assets in the urban area. In these cities, history reconstructs the process whereby modern values were fixed in the backcountry. The purpose of this paper is to expose the context of analysis of Goiás's heritage in relation to the colonial urbanization's specificity in this Brazilian state, thus showing how
more » ... hus showing how their condition of negligence is the result of processes that can be contextualized in history. The permanence of heritage, however, is latent and does not express itself only through historical materialities maintained in urban space, but above all, by the symbolic practices that nurture this space. The general objective of the doctoral thesis that bases this article, therefore, is to unveil the forms of resistance of the cultural heritage in the cities established for research in Goiás (Pilar, Crixás and Porangatu), as well as the sense of place (placeness) attributed by memory in the symbolic-affective relation of the populations with their heritage. 3. M.T. Duarte Paes, "Trajetórias do patrimônio cultural e os sentidos dos seus usos em Paraty (RJ)" ["Trajectories of cultural heritage and the meanings of its uses in Paraty (RJ)"], Resgate -Revista Interdisciplinar de Cultura 23, no. 30 (2015): 105-118. 4. Thesis defended and approved by the Postgraduate Program in Geography of Universidade de Brasília (UnB) in 2017. This idea also inserts the project "Cultural Heritage in Goiás: Cities seized by memory", registered and realized in Universidade Estadual de Goiás (UEG).
doi:10.30958/ajhia.4-1-2 fatcat:odpb4eelsjgitmctifxof2ho2y